Have you seen the cookbook 101 Things to do with a Cake Mix? Well, I happen to have it sitting on my shelf. The thing I like about some of the recipes is that they call for “1 cake mix, any flavor.” How open ended is that; especially for someone like me who cannot help but change a recipe?
So. When the need for cookies attacked my family and I didn’t really feel like going all out, I turned to this cookbook and used my imagination a little. The original recipe called for chocolate chips and a yellow or chocolate cake mix. I used a Butter Pecan cake mix (because I am living in the South and am so thrilled to find this variety in every. single. store. (You have to realize that in AZ, this variety is no longer available…they teased us and then took it away). (Sorry, too many parentheses). I also substituted butterscotch chips for the chocolate kind. I threw in some oatmeal because I was feeling guilty about using the cake mix. The results were sweet, sweet, sweet, oh so easy and just slightly good for you.
(adapted from 101 Things to do with a Cake Mix)
- 1 Butter Pecan flavored Betty Crocker cake mix (if you cannot find this yellow will do)
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ⅓ cup oil
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup butterscotch morsels
- ¼ cup oatmeal
- Mix cake mix, brown sugar, oil and eggs in a bowl...with a spoon.
- Stir in the morsels and oatmeal.
- Drop cookies onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 9 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove to a wire rack to cool.